Walk the Historic Lanes of Old Bangkok

March 28, 2012 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, News, Thailand

Rattanakosin Island is the historic area of Bangkok, its royal and religious heritage centre from which the rest of the metropolis grew. Rattanakosin is surrounded by the Chao Phraya river and canals dug to serve as defensive moats for the fortified city centre. Bangkok’s first rulers were always twitchy about another Burmese invasion.


On the Khiri Travel Thailand Signature Tour our guide will walk with our travelers to discover a hidden mosque, holy trees and shrines and fascinating temples. We stop to browse at the amulet market, sample snacks along the way, relax at parks, and explore narrow alleyways. We end up having a delicious lunch at an old restaurant that, while only decades old, feels like a piece of delightful history itself.

Highlights of the Thailand Signature Tour, which lasts 7.30am to 12 noon, include Chakrapong Mosque, Thammasat University, the amulet market, Lak Muang, Saranrom Park, the Prison Park, Wat Suthat, Sao Chingcha, Buddha image casting shops, and more.